The kids' savings account with a twist
Confidence is key. Watch your child’s independence grow as they learn money skills firsthand with their very own child savings account.
Set them up for success
GoHenry helps make saving a habit by putting your child in charge. Kids can use their app to easily set savings goals with target dates and an optional autosave feature.
And of course, you’re there just in case. You can choose to lock in your child’s saving goals—and unlock them again once they’ve saved enough to buy those sneakers they love.
Parent-paid interest—it's a GoHenry thing!
To incentivize your kids, you can add parent-paid interest to your kid’s savings account. Use your in-app interest calculator to decide the rate you want to set and adjust it at any time.
Take a look at the estimated balance after 12, 24 and 36 months based on two different parent-set interest rates:
|Initial savings amount||Parent-paid interest rate||Balance after 12 months||Balance after 24 months||Balance after 36 months|
Love this!! It has really helped our boys manage money properly and the importance of savings (which isn’t easy for 13 yr olds—money usually burns a hole in their pockets, but they’ve enjoyed seeing the money mount up!) It has great missions for them to learn all about how money works.
The app is easy to use, I find it helpful that there are missions on how to manage money and you can also set up saving goals and it moves the money into the savings goal so you can’t accidentally spend it! Honestly love GoHenry, and would 100% recommend.
My 6-year-old absolutely loves GoHenry, he checks his balance every Friday once he has done his tasks for the week, loves to see his savings going up every week and actually has started asking to help more for some extra allowance.
Frequently asked questions
GoHenry encourages kids and teens to easily create in-app savings goals, helping to make saving a habit.
Using their app, kids can:
- Name their new goal
- Choose an image for their goal
- Set a target amount (if they have one)
- Add a target date (if they have one)
- Turn on an optional weekly autosave
That’s up to you! You can lock a savings goal or your child’s regular savings using your GoHenry parent app.
If you choose not to lock these, your child can instantly transfer money from any of their savings goals to their debit card.
You can lock any of your child’s savings goals in your GoHenry app. This prevents them from withdrawing any money from it unless you choose to unlock it, helping them to create a habit of saving without any temptation.
With GoHenry you can set up parent-paid interest on your child’s account.
Simply set your chosen interest rate in the parent app, and they’ll get paid interest on their savings once per month - the more they save, the more they’ll earn.
GoHenry does not pay interest on kids’ savings—this interest is paid out of the parent balance and can be adjusted in-app at any time.
To turn on parent-paid interest:
- Log in to the GoHenry parent account
- Open the ‘Money’ tab and select ‘Savings’
- Use the interest calculator to decide the rate you want to set. It will show you how much you might pay each month according to a daily calculation.
- You can adjust the rate in-app at any time
Find out how parent-paid interest is calculated here.
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